What do I miss about the 4th of July?
- Home made cherry bombs--( tin foil, a cap, and a marble)
- Real pop sicle's ( the pop sicles today are so tiny)
- Ice cold Hams beer --(no longer is REAL beer available you know--> Only micro brew.)
- Picnics with my family in the county park, (which has now been sold to private duck hunters club)
- Lots of water melon, oh I miss the taste.( import just has no flavor)
- Congragating in the Safeway parking lot after along day with friends talking about the world and what we can do about the wrong doings. -->(Oh that's right --- that activity is subject to arrest now.. illegal public Assembly)
In the Declaration, its eloquent assertion
"All Men are created equal,"
is beloved by the American people.
"Taxation without representation!"
That was the battle cry of the 13 colonies in America that were forced to pay taxes to England's King George III with no representation in Parliament. As dissatisfaction grew, British troops were sent in to quell any signs of rebellion, and repeated attempts by the colonists to resolve the crisis without war proved fruitless.
On June 11, 1776, the colonies' Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia formed a committee with the express purpose of drafting a document that would formally sever their ties with Great Britain. The committee included Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. The document was crafted by Jefferson, who was considered the strongest and most eloquent writer. (Nevertheless, a total of 86 changes were made to his draft.) The final version was officially adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4.
The following day, copies of the Declaration of Independence were distributed and, on July 6, The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first newspaper to print the extraordinary document.
The Declaration of Independence has since become our nation's most cherished symbol of liberty.
"Liberty", My question is; as to "How much "Liberty" are those trusted in our highest offices allowed to take. At the cost and detriment of America's people.
The Declaration of Independence was signed 232 years ago. In 8 years, George W. Bush has done his best to destroy the beautiful ideals of our nation He has made our nation one of the most hated and mocked. His actions have tarnished America's reputation; His war, his Patriot Act, his lies, and his spin, have created the black cloud hanging over the optimism of America. But yet on this fourth of July 2008 The BBQ at the White House on July 4th should be quite the blast. Some of George's "special" friends will be visiting.
Satan will be dropping by. He likes his BBQ ribs extra hot ! He has a lot to catch up on with George W. He wants to know how all those political strategies he suggested are working out!Dick Cheney will visit, but only briefly; he has to leave before the fireworks because they scare him.
John McCain will linger longer and entertain everyone with tales of his plans to swift boat even the pets of whoever wins the democratic nomination. After a few beers he decides to share his list of people and countries he plans to nuke once he's the Pres.
Barbara Walters will be visiting. She wants to interview McCain's wife about what it is like to have a verbally abusive husband. Then Babs will be working the party looking for a senator cause it has been a while since she's had an affair.
Nelson Mandela was invited, but he couldn't attend because he's on the no fly terrorism list Bush created.
Condi Rice is at the party and she is talking about how she's going to have to move out of the country if she ever wants a date again. Lately for some reason American men just can't stand her.
The angels of the soldiers killed in Iraq will be there too. They are always there out in front of the White House picketing. All day everyday they are walking back and forth just outside the fence in protest of the war trying to save lives, trying to obtain an end date to the war before even one more American soldiers joins their ranks as an angel.
So I have decide this year to forgo the regular celebration of the fourth of July and have a
Vickers and Tarts Party ( Vickers = priests, Tarts = prostitutes) A flavour of Cocktail Party where the men dress as Priests, and the women as Hookers, but with a new spin. Costumes will represent our current and former political leaders & associates as Vickers and Tarts. It will be colorful, lots of food, drink, and I am sure it will be a big BANG!!
The Buzzing Bee